The top five dream jobs: What's yours?

4. Rock star

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    Lady Gaga performs at Radio City Music Hall in New York this past January.
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Are you the next Lady Gaga?

That field is more crowded today than it has been in decades. But that hasn't stopped many Americans from dreaming about taking the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans: 13 percent in the Marist survey identified rock star as their dream job. Many stars find niche audiences of fiercely loyal followers and then let their names spread virally through YouTube and Facebook fan pages.

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